Candoco Dance Artists Scheme – Micro-Bursary Opportunity (Round One)

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our Candoco Dance Artists Scheme for 2024/25, offering micro-bursaries to support the development of our artists. This exciting opportunity is open to all current and former teaching artists, performers, and facilitators who have been part of Candoco over the past 2-3 years.


What We Offer:

As part of the Candoco Dance Artists Scheme, we are offering micro-bursaries to support current and former Candoco teaching artists, performers or facilitators with their continued growth and development in the field of inclusive dance. Here are the key details:

  • Micro-bursary amount: 4 x £500 micro-bursaries in two rounds (Summer 2024 / Winter 2024).
  • Open Practice Sessions: hosted every Wednesday afternoon when we are in rehearsal. This is a space to work on your project, alongside others. These sessions will be hosted by the Co-Artistic Directors, who will be available for 20-minute chats about your project.
  • Company Class: the opportunity to join company classes during the rehearsal period in November 2024 / Spring 2025.
  • Access class recordings: we will make recordings of online classes available.


How to Use the Micro-Bursary:

The micro-bursaries are designed to be flexible and supportive, whether you have a small standalone project or need match funding for a larger initiative. Below are some examples of how you can use the bursary. Please indicate how you intend to use this when filling out the application form:

  • Attend a course or conference: Enhance your skills and knowledge by participating in relevant training or events.
  • Support a stand-alone project: Kickstart a new artistic endeavour or bring a creative idea to life.
  • Match funding: Combine the bursary with other funding sources to support a larger-scale project.

How to apply: 

If you have worked with us in the past 2-3 years you should have received an email from us containing instructions on how to apply. If you have worked with Candoco in the last 2 – 3 and you have not received an email from us about the Candoco Dance Artists Scheme, please email us at We will be happy to hear from you.

Applications close on 31 July 2024 at 3 pm.

If you have any questions or would like any support completing the form, please reach out to


Applications opening time: 3 July | 3 pm
Applications closing time: 31 July | 3 pm
Announce recipients: First week of September

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